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Young, Poor African Americans and Hispanics Have Harder Time Beating Hodgkin Lymphoma


African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found
29-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Making a Safe Procedure Even Safer

In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. However, the research...
6-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

More Research Needed on Evaluation of Dense Breasts

A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense...
6-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Visit to the Gas Station: Protein Helps Power up DNA Repair


In a game-changing study, researchers at UC Davis and other organizations have shown that the enzyme cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1), which plays a key role in DNA repair, also leaves the nucleus to boost cellular energy production. By irradiating...
24-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Small RNA has Big Impact on Prostate Cancer


Researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that the microRNA, miR-124, reduced tumor growth and increased cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer. This small RNA fragment hit multiple targets, reducing androgen...
17-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Menopausal Status a Better Indicator Than Age for Mammography Frequency

In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines, UC Davis researcher Diana L. Miglioretti reports a screening mammogram once every two years is safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast...
15-Oct-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis Granted $15.5 Million to Build World’s First Total-Body PET Scanner

A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the...
6-Oct-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis Researcher Advocates Ending Medicare Coverage of Controversial Mammography Tool


A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues Joshua Fenton, a family physician and comparative effectiveness researcher in an editorial published online...
25-Sep-2015 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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